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UN encourages other countries to follow China’s lead on ivory ban

JOHANNESBURG, April 4 – Applauding the Chinese Government’s closure of many of its ivory factories and retail outlets, the United Nations environment wing has called on other countries and territories to follow China’s example and improve the survival prospects for elephants across the world. The move, announced by the country’s State Forestry Administration, represents the […]

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Court stops Zimbabwe’s First Lady’s eviction of villagers

HARARE, March 27 – The High Court Judge has interdicted Zimbabwe government authorities from harassing villagers at a farm that powerful First Lady Grace Mugabe wants to turn into a wildlife park. Judge Justice Felistus Chatukuta ordered lands and resettlement minister Douglas Mombeshora, home affairs minister Ignatius Chombo and police commissioner Augustine Chihuri to immediately […]

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Nigerian army punishes rowdy soldiers

MAIDUGURI, March 27 – A soldier has been jailed, a colleague demoted and a navy officer imprisoned as the Nigeria General Court Marshall (GCM) cracks the whip on rising ill-discipline in the uniformed forces. The military court in northeastern Maiduguri sentenced a soldier serving with anti-terror units to two years’ imprisonment for assault while another […]